Mile-high sweet potato biscuits are hearty enough to feed the man in your life (but fluffy and delicious enough to keep everyone else coming back for more).
I said yes.
In case any of you were wondering, I feel fairly certain my cooking did a lot to influence the beginning of our relationship. In fact, I attribute a lot of things to my Sweet Potato Biscuit recipe.
Was it all thanks to the biscuits? That’s a tough call to make…but I’m certainly not discounting their powers.
And so, in honor of our engagement and entering this next big adventure, I share with you the recipe that made my man fall in love. Make them for breakfast this weekend – and serve them alongside Apple Cherry Butter or Instant Pot Persimmon Butter. I can bet you that your sweetheart will love them, too.
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- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup cold unsalted butter cut into pieces
- 1/2 cup cooked and mashed sweet potato
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles a coarse meal with a few pea-sized pieces of butter remaining.
- In a large measuring cup, whisk together the sweet potato and the buttermilk. Pour into the dry ingredients and stir to combine, just until barely combined.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Dough may be sticky; if so, lightly flour the top of the dough. Use your hands to bring the dough into a ball, then gently pat into a disk. Fold dough in half, turn it 90 degrees, and pat out again, flouring the dough as needed. Fold in half again. Repeat this process 1 more time. After the last fold, roll dough to 1-inch thick. Cut with a biscuit cutter; press cutter straight down, then twist to remove the biscuit. Re-roll dough as necessary, noting that rerolled biscuits will not get quite as much "lift" as the first batch. Cut 8-9 biscuits.
- Place cut biscuits in a 10-inch ungreased cast iron skillet, or close together on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until golden on top.
Good grief. I just started getting teary-eyed reading this and I knew what was coming. Sigh. Oh, and for anyone reading this, these biscuits are her dad’s favorite biscuit EVER, and that’s saying a lot. I’m pretty attached to them, too.
I love you, but you need help.
I am so happy for you!! I got a little teary eyed as well. Being a Mom, I can fully understand where your Mom is coming from.
I agree with you, Julie.
I got a little teary eyed myself.
And, yes, I guess I need help as well — Stephie 🙂
Combining our two crazy families will be an adventure!!
Plus — lots of fun!!
I totally agree! She’ll understand someday. 😉 We had so much fun on Saturday….looking forward to combining the families, for sure!
Oh I’ve known from the outset that you need help, too. 😉
It’ll be one of the best adventures ever!
Congratulations Stephie!!! Love he asked you on a pier, by the water, so romantic. Your ring looks somewhat like Duchess Kate’s and it is beautiful!! I like sweet potatoes and I like biscuits, so I am going to have to make them and see what all the raves are about!!
Thank you, Terry! We could see the whole city lit up and were the only ones out there. It was perfect. 🙂 hope you love the biscuits as much as we do!
Woot woot! Congrats Stephie! Such exciting news! I guess I’m going to have to make these man-bait biscuits…:-).
Thanks, Liz! Just be prepared for the flood of men when you do 😉
Congratulations. Your ring is gorgeous. I wish you and Alex health and happiness and love for many years to come.
And OH, those biscuits!
Thank you so much, Karen!
Congrats, sweet girl! So excited for you and Alex to start on this adventure. Marriage is the most fun, funniest, hardest, sweetest thing I’ve ever done, and I hope it’s just as much for you. Now, about those biscuits.. I NEED THEM in my life!
Thank you, Amber! Looking forward to embarking on this next adventure.
Congratulations!!! Your ring is stunning! I may need to make these magical biscuits myself soon 🙂
Do it. Bait those men!
Congratulations, Stephie! Wonderful news, and I LOVE your ring! You could market your biscuits to women who want to have their boyfriends propose to them! No? 😉 Have fun planning your wedding!
Thank you so much, Christina!
YAYYYY!!!! So, so happy for you two. 🙂 And about these biscuits. Which will soon be making an appearance in my life/kitchen/belly.
Make some gravy with them. NOM.
Congratulations and many many years of happiness and amazing meals. LOVE the ring!
Thank you, Mary!
So happy for you!!!!!
Thank you, Amy!! 🙂
Baaaaaah, I just got teary eyed reading that first paragraph. Sooooo happy. I remember these biscuits. I Remember you talking about how long it had taken to perfect the recipe. I think it speaks volumes that the perfect recipe was made for Alex. I wanna call these mile high biscuits, soooo tall and fluffy.
Better bring a hankie to the wedding, then 😉
1-EEEEEEE SO SO EXCITED FOR YOU!
2-Let me know if you want planning tips!
3- *jaw drops *THIS APRIL??! whoaaaa is that soon! That’s sooner than my wedding! I can’t believe you’re going to be a wifey in only 5 months! <3
4-YUM TO THE TALL DELISH BISCUITS
Haha, there was a venue I adored with the April date available, so we snatched it up! Momma has been helping with a lot. We already have photographer, florist, DJ, and bakery lined up. Oh, and I got my dress on Saturday and we picked out invitations recently as well! Bing, bam, boom.
Hi, these worked out quite nicely. I mixed everything together as stated, but instead of turning out the dough onto a floured surface, I put a little oil in my hand and scooped out a small handful and flattened a bit with my hand, and folded and turned 90° about 3 times. Then I just lightly pressed into a disk and placed onto my baking sheet. They baked and rose nicely. This saves me the trouble of additional mess, plus no dough wasted. Yielded 9 good sized biscuits and I could see the layers as I ate one.
I am so glad you enjoyed them! And that’s a great trick, especially for anyone short on space or without a biscuit cutter. Thanks for sharing!
Congratulations!!!!!!!! And I so would not discount these biscuits, they look light and fluffy and perfect! BTW, pretty ring!
Thanks, Kari! Carbs are a magical, powerful thing, no? 😉
CONGRATS! So happy for you, and a lovely ring! Great recipe, too 🙂
Thank you, Medha!
Congratulations! So happy for you guys & your ring is just beautiful!
Thank you! I’m partial to it. 🙂
I just found you on Triberr. Congratulations on your news (squeeeee) and your biscuits look amazing. I’m a biscuit aficionado myself and I’ve caught a man or two with mine, but congrats on holding on to your special guy. I can’t wait to see what’s in-store for you!
Thank you, you’re so sweet!
Ahhh!! Congrats!! I absolutely love your ring! The biscuits look good too, but that ring!
Haha! Thank you so much!
Congratulations Stephie! Your ring is absolutely gorgeous! Can’t wait to make these biscuits. Sweet potatoes are my favorite.
Thank you, Christin! And we have that sweet potato thing in common, you and I.
Congrats to you! Stopping by from Foodie Friends Friday to check out those delicious biscuits!
Congratulations! Your ring is absolutely gorgeous! And I’m sure you’ll be making this recipe with your soon-to-be family for years to come!
Congratulations on your engagement. Beautiful ring! Pinning this biscuit recipe b/c I love sweet potatoes. Stopping by from the Weekend Social.
Thank you, and thank you for stopping by!
Hi Stephie! Just found you blog and this post. Congratulations!!! The ring is gorgeous!
By the way, biscuits look yummy! 🙂
Thank you, Mila! So glad to have you here!
SO happy for you!!! Can’t wait to see the wedding unfold – you’re going to be a beautiful bride!
Congratulations!! The 2 of you are in for a beautiful, wonderful adventure, with many chapters. We have 6 children, and just celebrated our 30th anniversary . Appreciate each other daily, pray for one another constantly and laugh often.
Thank you, Beth! What lovely advice.
Congratulations!!! The ring is gorgeous & reminds me of Princess Diana’s (RIP) engagement ring.
Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST The Midnight Baker ! I hope to see you there!
OH MY GOSH!!! I am SO behind on reading and I am SO happy for you and Alex! I know he’s the right one because he’s a fellow Laphroaig lover and any peat-whisky-drinking-gent is worth his weight in gold (well, that’s what they told me at the distillery. And anyone who brews whisky must be trustworthy. Right?).
Anyway, getting back to the point – eeeeeeep! So happy for you two, have an amazing lead up to your wedding and I cannot wait to read your updates as time goes on!! Sending you so much love. You are amazing and deserve all of the happiness and blessings in the world. P.S I almost forgot about the soft, fluffy, beautiful golden potato scones. And I never forget about anything food related. See, that’s how exciting your news is xxx
You are just so sweet. Thank you so much! 😀
Congrats! The ring is stunning. I’m a sapphire girl, too. Never under estimate the power of a good biscuit. These really look amazing!
Thank you, Jennie!
Congrats! Keep the yummy stuff coming, and please do allow the significant other to chime in with what HE likes too.
Haha, of course! And no worries – the Mr. is quite vocal about what he likes, so I don’t see him going silent any time soon. 😉
No wonder he proposed with a great recipe like this! Congrats!! Beautiful ring!